Monday, June 21, 2010
Maci's Blessing Day
On June 6th, Maci was blessed. It was a wonderful blessing given by Dave and it focused on her being a good friend to others and choosing her friends wisely. There were so many members of our family there to support us. The priesthood holders who were in the circle were Grandpa Mark, Grandpa Lynn, Great Grandpa Nielsen, Uncle Brian, Uncle Jim, Uncle Brett, and Uncle Tate. A funny thing about the blessing which I want to record is an experience with my Grandpa Nielsen. I tried really hard to let everyone who we wanted to be in the circle know that they were invited. I didn't even think to tell my Grandpa because I thought that it was kind of a given. When it came time for everyone to go up to the front my Grandpa was kind of looking around like he didn't know if he should go. I motioned for him to go and he had to hoof it up to the front as the circle was slowly closing in without him. I remember thinking that it was funny that he barely made it. I am so happy that he did because he passed away the next Saturday, June 12th. I am so grateful that he was able to be a part of all three of my kids' blessings.
We had a great day filled with family and fun afterwards. My mom has a tradition that she buys her grandkids their blessing outfits. When we went to get Will's outfit, we saw the most beautiful "wedding dress" blessing dress. It was still there when we went to get a dress for Maci. She looked so beautiful! My brother even said that for a second, he thought he might be ready to have a baby of his own. He did say that it only lasted for a second though. We had a great day!